If you look inside an acoustic guitar, you’ll see a series of sculpted wood pieces attached to the underside of the instrument’s top.
These sculpted wood pieces comprise the guitar’s bracing. The primary function of the bracing is to support and maintain the structural stability of the guitar’s top. Bracing can also dramatically affect the way the guitar sounds, depending on how it’s constructed and its arrangement (called the bracing pattern).
Jasmine Advanced “X” Bracing System
There are many different types of bracing patterns. The most common and enduring pattern used on steel-string acoustic guitars is called “X” bracing; so named for the two braces that form an “X” by crossing each other in the middle of the pattern.
Not all “X” bracing patterns are created equal, however. Jasmine’s “Advanced X Bracing” system features a “forward-shifted” “X” bracing pattern that places the braces closer to the soundhole, producing a livelier, more open sound with improved definition and note detail.
The quartersawn braces provide exceptional stability, with a scalloped design that reduces weight and lets the top vibrate more freely, resulting in better sound. A solid rosewood bridge plate rounds out this remarkable package by providing superior balance and note separation.
Jasmine Advanced Classical Bracing System
Many different types of classical bracing patterns have been developed and used over the years. Some are based on traditional designs; others are decidedly more modern.
Jasmine’s “Advanced Classical Bracing” system falls squarely in the modern design category. It’s a special all-new pattern featuring tapered quartersawn braces that are strategically placed to provide optimal stability while freeing up as much of the top as possible and letting it vibrate more freely.
A solid rosewood bridge plate provides superior balance and note separation. All together, it’s a remarkable combination of features that result in a responsive guitar that resounds with warm, pure tone.